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« on: May 23, 2008 06:15:58 PM »

OK, so awhile ago a friend asked me to make her this steampunk-type doll, and now I kind of owe her a solid so I'm going to start working on it. The doll needs goggles (of course), and I've been thinking and thinking for how exactly to make a pair. And then I thought to myself, "Craftster, duh. There are far more creative people than you that could help."

I've already tried using rubber washers because they were a good size, but the paint won't stick to them, and I'm afraid they're too smooth for epoxy to really stick to them either. I have some plexi, so constructing lenses won't be a problem. Am I missing something obvious?

Here's a decent pic of what I want the goggles to look like:
http://www.toysoldiersunite.com/files/uploads/DrSteel_ENLIST.jpg

If anyone has *ANY* ideas at all please, please, please help!!!

Lots of thank yous in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008 06:54:40 PM »

Polymer clay maybe?
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008 07:07:02 PM »

check out the poppet swap.  Someone made doll goggles like that in the first round of the poppet swap.
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008 10:49:30 AM »

I'd do polymer clay and some plastic discs for the glass.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008 05:51:01 PM »

I made some with polymer clay and shrinky dinks.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008 06:02:43 PM »

I saw someone on Den of Angels made them with poly clay, black elastic, and plastic cut from a 2 liter soda bottle.  Shrinky dink is a really good idea too.
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2008 07:13:03 PM »

I tried the plastic from a water bottle. I'd read that someone had straightened it out with heat. This did not work for me. The plastic warped. The shrinky dink I used was matte on one side, and so, the goggles are not clear. I just pretend that they are fogged up.
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